nature of the questions you ask, that will reveal the
depth of understanding and knowledge your students have
to move forward.
Outstanding Formative Assessment
by Shirley Clark
demonstrates how you can use this dynamic form of
Formative Assessment to enable as well as measure student progress in grades K-12.
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post written by Shirley Clarke
Assessment: The Right Question at the
Formative Assessment serves as a valuable resource
for K-12 educators. Shirley Clarke’s approach to the
book describes a framework for effectively integrating
the formative process at the classroom level. The author
provides the necessary background information, numerous
examples of teacher tested strategies for implementing
the framework across a range of grade levels and content
areas, and QR codes that access video clips of what the
ideas shared in the book look like in practice. The
author includes examples of strategies from her recent
work in the US and in England."
Kentucky College of Education
Director of the Partnership Institute for
sections of the book include:
Helps teachers create an environment
for pupils to be active learners, constant reviewers
Ensures teachers start and finish
lessons effectively by initially establishing
students' prior knowledge and capturing their
interest and finally encouraging pupil reflection to
find out what has been learned and what still needs
to be developed.
Develops learning by helping students
articulate their understanding and focusing on
constant review and improvement.
Focuses on whole-school development
including lesson study, assessment policies and
stories from outstanding schools.